“The problem with problems is how we think about problems” he says...so good
A Beautful way to spend ones time...
Let’s not forget....the importance of how we spend our time and what we send OUT and to one another...
The Root Chakra is located in the region of the perineum – the small region just between the genitals and the anus.
Root chakra—Mūlādhāra is the chakraof stability, security, and our basic needs. The root chakra is comprised of whatever grounds you to stability in your life. This includes your basic needs such as food, water, shelter, safety, as well as your emotional needs of interconnection, and being fearless.
Connect the root chakra dots to:
Vaginal steaming, sometimes shortened to V-steaming, and also known as yoni steaming, is an alternative health treatment whereby a woman squats or sits over steaming water containing herbs such as mugwort, rosemary, wormwood, and basil. It has been practiced in Africa, Asia, and Central America.
Connect that to the physiological benefits of steam rooms, steam baths. Just steam alone from a physiological perspective and we have the whole body benefits of:
As I continue to do my own experiments in mid-life during the very normal peri-menopausal phase that all women move through, (however: how we move through and what happens to us in the moving through is subjective to the entirety of our female reproductive life (from first period to date, how we relate to our own body parts, ourselves, what the world around us brings, if we’ve had children and so much more)
Since the root chakra is what keeps us all grounded and it’s located in the region it is located in...now more than ever before -I am 100% convinced.... it is critical that we all begin with some time and attention on our own Unique rhythms.
because even within the thirty years of my focus, involvement and research on stepfamilies, At some point -the simplicity of a biological mother and a stepmother focusing on loving themselves rather than hating one another and honoring their own unique bio-stepmom rhythm -(unique to their own lives and the lives of their actual family members vs a cookie cutter mindset that can often cause them more pain...)
It just always seems to float back to...
Being deeply and intimately connected to ourselves so we may be the best people we can be to our most cherished people and whatever that means in any given situation.
Anyway, last night I noticed my mind was in this expansive place where it wouldn’t shut off. I could feel the work I had been doing and all that I’m trying to create caused me to disconnect from my own root chakra. I was existing exclusively at the level of the mind. That’s a disconnect from my own body. So I heated up some water and did what I am now going to call a Root Chakra Steam. That brought me right back into my body. And this makes all the sense in the world. I felt this reconnection in such a way that I felt like my true self was once again - good to go.
I felt softness return.
I felt my happiness return.
I felt stable and grounded.
I also felt the sleep that didn’t seem to be coming (with all that exclusive level of the mind wackiness) begin to arrive.
This image is the physical data of that exact moment.
As an added Physiological benefit/sensation...It just so happened that my hair tickled my nose.
“For Equilibrium, a Blessing:
Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore,
May the relief of laughter rinse through your soul.
As the wind loves to call things to dance,
May your gravity be lightened by grace.
Like the dignity of moonlight restoring the earth,
May your thoughts incline with reverence and respect.
As water takes whatever shape it is in,
So free may you be about who you become.
As silence smiles on the other side of what's said,
May your sense of irony bring perspective.
As time remains free of all that it frames,
May your mind stay clear of all it names.
May your prayer of listening deepen enough
to hear in the depths the laughter of god.”
― John O'Donohue, To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings
“Experience life in all possible ways --